December 2017 Newsletter

December Dates:

December 7 & 8 – Tuition Due

Friday, December 8 – 4CCN Stuff-A-Truck

Monday, December 25 –Monday, January 1 – Winter Break

 

January 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018 – No School

Monday, January 8 – In-house registration begins

Monday, January 15 – No School, MLK Birthday

Wednesday, January 24 – Open House, 9:30-11 am

Friday, January 26 – No School

Monday, January 29 – Alumni Registration Begins

 

Snacks:

The children will be enjoying the following snacks this month; cookies and fruit, crackers and juice and crackers/goldfish and juice – in other words – LEFTOVERS!

 

Dressing for School

Cold weather is on its way and we will continue to go outside unless the weather is extreme.  This is a pleasant experience if your child is properly dressed.  Please make sure that your child has a warm coat, pants, hat and mittens – all labeled with their names.

 

Winter Break

The school and offices will close at the end of the school day on Friday, December 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Enjoy your holidays!

11th Annual Stuff-A-Truck

Since 2007, 4 Corners Community Nursery has collected non-perishable, not expired food donations for the needy in our area. In the past, the families have been very generous.  Again this year, we will have a truck parked at the front door for “stuffing” on Friday, December 8th.   Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church has provided food and clothing for the needy in this area for the past 30 years. All donations will go directly to LRMBC food pantry. This food goes directly back to those who live in our community.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Holiday Dinner Boxes for the Community

Families have another opportunity to help the needy in our community. The dinner box serves a family of six including $15.00 gift card or a canned ham, potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, fruit, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, dinner rolls, a baked good and anything else you would like to include.  If you are interested in making a Christmas dinner basket for a family, please stop by the office for information.

 

Community Open House and In-house Registration

We will have a community Open House on Wednesday, January 24th from 9:30-11am.  Please let your friends know about 4CCN.  Word of mouth is our #1 marketing tool! Thank you for your support

In-house registration will begin on Monday, January 8th at 9am. Registration forms will be sent home with 2 & 3 year olds the week of January 2nd.  Extra forms will be available in the school office. 

Alumni registration will begin on Tuesday, January 29th – families who have had children here in the past and do not currently have a child enrolled.

Community registration will begin at 8 am on Friday, February 9th.

All registration is first come first served.

We get so much positive feedback from the community! Thank you all for telling your friends about 4CCN.

 

Ice Cream Social

Join us for some fun!  The annual Ice Cream Social will be on Friday, February 2nd  from 4 – 5:30 pm.  Make your own sundaes while John Henry England entertains us with his music. More details will follow in January.

 

2017-2018 Tuition

We will have a $15.00/month tuition increase for September 2018-May 2019. Monday Wednesday Friday will be $365.00/month, Tuesday Thursday $305.00/month and the 5-day program $485 .00/month.

Holiday Tips for Parents

The best part of any holiday is waiting and planning for it to arrive. But when children anticipate the arrival of a big celebration, especially one involving gifts and other goodies, the waiting can dissolve into wails and whines.  November and December are full of “can’t wait” celebrations. People everywhere are celebrating.  The downside to all this merriment is that holidays demand we pack a lot of extra work into our already busy schedules.  While holiday stress is almost unavoidable, the following tips may help with the waiting game.

·         See things from a child’s point of view.  Young children can’t often identify why they are uncomfortable.  Try to see whiny and stubborn behavior as an ineffective way of telling you he us uncomfortable, hungry, tried or on holiday overload.

·         Involve your child in preparations.  Provide your child with simple tasks to complete and remind him/her how valuable the contributions are.

·         Avoid using language that holds no meaning for your child such as X holiday will be here in 2 weeks.  Instead look at a calendar, cross days off, make a paper chain link and count down days.

·         Keep your own anticipation to a minimum. Perfection and young children do not mix especially during the holidays.

Happy Holidays!

As the 2017 year comes to a close, the staff at 4 Corners Community Nursery would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. All the best to 2017!!